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February 20-26, 2012 / Vol 31, No 8 / Hawai`i Island, USA

17 Feb 2012, 21:52 UTC
February 20-26, 2012 / Vol 31, No 8 / Hawai`i Island, USA
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John Glenn Continues to Support Robust USA Space Program 50 Years after Historic Flight

On February 20, 5 decades after astronaut John Glenn (TR) became the 1st American to orbit Earth aboard the Friendship 7 spacecraft, 2 events will commemorate his epic achievement. On Feb 20-21, space industry leaders will converge at ‘NASA Future Forum 2012’ to discuss the future role of NASA in further advancing innovation, technology, science, engineering, education and the economy. Key speakers will include former astronaut and Senator John Glenn, NASA Administrator Charles Bolden (BL) and Ohio State President Gordon Gee. On Feb 20, Ohio State University will hold a celebration to honor John Glenn and his legacy of leadership, citizenship, and public service in Columbus. The celebration will also feature a keynote speech by NASA astronaut Mark Kelly (BL), Cmdr of the final Space Shuttle Endeavour mission. Since Glenn’s historic flight, USA has put astronauts on the Moon, built a working laboratory in space and advanced new industries that continue to provide the nation and world with life-enhancing innovations. As one of our Nation’s most notable and senior space advocates, Glenn believes that space exploration “is not just to send people out there…it’s also to ...

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